A NIGHTMARE first round ensured Droitwich professional golfer John Bickerton could not progress past round two of the Carlsberg Malaysian Open.

Bickerton missed the cut after recording a three-over-par score of 147 over two rounds.

In round one Bickerton hit three bogeys and a double double bogey, before birdying the 14th hole at Saujana Golf Club.

Bickerton birdied four holes in the second round, but dropped three shots with bogeys on the fourth, 12th and 13th holes.

Failure to make the cut saw Bickerton drop to 152nd in the Volvo European Order of Merit.